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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - More job losses in Decatur county brought it's unemployment rate up to 13.2% June.

It's one of the highest in our region, over 2% higher than the average rate for Southwest Georgia.

And the number's continue to rise. On July 10th the Propex plant in Bainbridge laid off 50 workers and plans to make more cuts by the end of the year.

That announcement coupled with the recent 75 lay-offs that accompanied TRACO's shut down back in March continue to add to the jobless rate in the county.

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